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128 How the lamps are to be lighted. NUMBERS. The consecration of the Levites.

83 And for a sacrifice of peace-offer- with his meat-offering, even fine flour ings, two oxen, five rams, five hc-goats, mingled with oil, and another young bulfive lambs of the first year: this was the lock shalt thou take for a sin-offering. offering of Ahira the son of Enan.

9 And thou shalt bring the Levites be84 This was the dedication of the al-fore the tabernacle of the congregation : tar (in the day when it was anointed) by and thou shalt gather the whole assembly the princes of Israel: twelve chargers of of the children of Israel together : silver, twelve silver bowls, twelve spoons 10 And thou shalt bring the Levites beof gold :

fore the LORD; and the children of Isra85 Each charger of silver weighing an el shall put their hands upon the Levites : hundred and thirty shekels, each bowl sev- 11 And Aaron shall offer the Levites enty : all the silver vessels weighed two before the LORD for an offering of the thousand and four hundred shekels, after children of Israel, that they may execute the shekel of the sanctuary :

the service of the LORD. 86 The golden spoons were twelve, full 12 And the Levites shall lay their hands of incense, weighing ten shekels apiece, upon the heads of the bullocks : and thou after the shekel of the sanctuary: all the shalt offer the one for a sin-offering, and gold of the spoons was an hundred and the other for a burnt-offering, unto the twenty shekels.

LORD, to make an atonement for the Le87 All the oxen for the burnt-offering vites. were twelve bullocks, the rams twelve, 13 And thou shalt set the Levites bethe lambs of the first year twelve, with fore Aaron, and before his sons, and oftheir meat-offering : and the kids of the fer them for an offering unto the LORD. goats for sin-offering, twelve.

14 Thus shalt thou separate the Le88 And all the oxen for the sacrifice of vites from among the children of Israel : the peace-offerings were twenty and four and the Levites shall be mine. bullocks, the rams sixty, the he-goats six- 15 And after that shall the Levites go ty, the lambs of the first year sixty. This in to do the service of the tabernacle of was the dedication of the altar, after that the congregation : and thou shalt cleanse it was anointed.

them, and offer them for an offering. 89 And when Moses was gone into 16 For they are wholly given unto me the tabernacle of the congregation to from among the children of Israel ; inspeak with him, then he heard the voice stead of such as open every womb, even of one speaking unto him from off the instead of the first-born of all the children mercy-seat that was upon the ark of tes- of Israel, have I taken them unto me. timony, from between the two cherubims: 17 For all the first-born of the children and he spake unto him.

of Israel are mine, both man and beast : CHAP. VIII.

on the day that I smote every first-born 1 How the lamh:s are to be lighted. 5 in the land of Egypt I sanctified them for

The consecration of the Levitcs. 23 myself.

The age and time of their service. 18 And I have taken the Levites for all A Noi the Lord spake unto Moses, the first-born of the

children of Israel. 2 Speak unto Aaron, and say unto him, gift to Aaron and to his sons from among When thou lightest the lamps, the seven the children of Israel, to do the service of lamps shall give light over against the the children of Israel in tlie tabernacle of candlestick.

the congregation, and to make an atone3 And Aaron did so; he lighted the ment for the children of Israel : that lamps thereof over against the candlestick, there be no plague among the children of as the Lord commanded Moses.

Israel, when the children of Israel come 4 And this work of the candlestick was nigh unto the sanctuary: of beaten gold, unto the shaft thereof, un- 20 And Moses, and Aaron, and all the to the flowers thereof, was beaten work : congregation of the children of Israel, according unto the pattern which the did to the Levites according unto all that Lord had shewed Moses, so he made the the LORD commanded Moses concerning candlestick.

the Levites, so did the children of Israel 5 | And the Lord spake unto Moses, unto them. saying,

21 And the Levites were purified, and 6 Take the Levites from among the they washed their clothes ; and Aaron ofchildren of Israel, and cleanse them. fered them as an offering before the LORD;

7 And thus shalt thou do wnto them, and Aaron made an atonement for them to cleanse them: Sprinkle water of puri- to cleanse them. fying upon them, and let them share all 22 And after that went the Levites in their flesh, and let them wash their clothes, to do their service in the tabernacle of the and so make themselves clean.

congregation before Aaron, and before 8 Then let them take a young bullock ll his sons: as the LORD had commanded

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The frassover enjoined. CHAP. IX, X. A cloud guideth the Israelites. 129 Moses cancerning the Levites, so did they 13 But the man that is clean, and is not unto them.

in a journey, and forbeareth to keep the 2 And the LORD spake unto Moses, passover, even the same soul shall be cut saying:

off from among his people : because he 24 This is it that belongeth unto the brought not the offering of the Lord in Levites : from twenty and five years old his appointed season, that man shall bear and upward they shall go in to wait upon his sin. the service of the tabernacle of the con- 14. And if a stranger shall sojourn agregation:

mong you, and will keep the passover un3 And from the age of fifty years they to the LORD ; according to the ordinance shall cease waiting upon the service there of the passover, and according to the manof, and shall serve no more :

ner thereof, so shall he do: ye shall have 26 But shall minister with their breth- one ordinance both for the stranger, and ren in the tabernacle of the congregation, for him that was born in the land. to keep the charge, and shall do no ser- 15 And on the day that the tabernavice. Thus shalt thou do unto the Le-cle was reared up the cloud covered the vites touching their charge.

tabernacle, namely, the tent of the testiCHAP. IX.

mony: and at even there was upon the i The passiver enjoined. 15 A cloud tabernacle as it were the appearance of guideth the Israelites.

fire, until the morning. the LORD spake Moses in it was always: the cloud covered it month of the second year after they were 17 And when the cloud was taken up come out of the land of Egypt, saying, from the tabernacle, then after that the

2 Let the children of Israel also keep | children of Israel journeyed: and in the the passover at his appointed season. place where the cloud abode, there the

3 In the fourteenth day of this month, children of Israel pitched their tents. at even, ye shall keep it in his appointed 18 At the comiñandment of the Lord season : according to all the rites of it, and the children of Israel journeyed, and at the according to all the ceremonies thereof, commandment of the LORD they pitched: shall ye keep it.

as long as the cloud abode upon the tab4 And Moses spake unto the children of ernacle they rested in their tents. Israel, that they should keep the passover. 19 And when the cloud tarried long

5 And they kept the passover on the upon the tabernacle many days, then the fourteenth day of the first month at even children of Israel kept the charge of the in the wilderness of Sinai : according to Lord, and journeyed not. all that the LORD commanded Moses, so 20 And so it was, when the cloud was did the children of Israel.

a few days upon the tabernacle ; accord6 And there were certain men, who | ing to the commandment of the LORD were defiled by the dead body of a man, they abode in their tents, and according that they could not keep the passover on to the commandment of the LORD they that day: and they came before Moses journeyed. and before Aaron on that day :

21 And so it was, when the cloud abode 7 And those men said unto him, We from even unto the morning, and that the ere defiled by the dead body of a man : cloud was taken up in the morning, then Wherefore are wekept back, that we may they journeyed : whether it was by day not offer an offering of the Lord in his or by night that the cloud was taken up, appointed season among the children of they journeyed. Israel?

22 Or whether it were two days, or a 8 And Moses said unto them, Stand month, or a year, that the cloud tarried still, and I will hear what the Lord will upon the tabernacle, remaining thereon, command concerning you.

the children of Israel abode in their tents, 9 4 And the LORD spake unto Moses, and journeyed not : but when it was taksaying,

en up, they journeyed. 10 Speak unto the children of Israel, 23 At the commandment of the LORD saying, If any man of you or of your pos- | they rested in their tents, and at the comterity shall be unclean by reason of a dead | mandment of the LORD they journeyed : boly, or be in a journey afar off, yet he they kept the charge of the Lord, at the shall keep the passover unto the LORD. commandment of the Lord by the hand

11 The fourteenth day of the second of Moses. month at even they shall keep it, and eat

CHAP. X. it with unleavened bread and bitter herbs. | 1 The use of the silver trumpets. 11 The

12 They shall leave none of it unto the Israelites remove from Sinai. morning, nor break any bone of it: according to all the ordinances of the passo

All ithe Lord spake unto Moses, ver they shall keep it.

2 Make thee two trumpets of silver ; 130 The use of the silver trumpels. NUMBERS. The Israelites remove from Sinai. of a whole piece shalt thou make them : 18 | And the standard of the camp of that thou mayest use them for the calling Reuben set forward according to their of the assembly, and for the journeying armies: and over his host was Elizur the of the camps.

son of Shedeur. 3 And when they shall blow with them, 19 And over the host of the tribe of all the assembly shall assemble themselves the children of Simeon was Shelumiel the to thee at the door of the tabernacle of son of Zurishaddai. the congregation

20 And over the host of the tribe of 4 And if they blow but with one trump- the children of Gad was Eliasaph the et, then the princes, which are heads of son of Deuel. the thousands of Israel, shail gather them- 21 And the Kohathites set forward, selves unto thee.

bearing the sanctuary: and the other did 5 When ye blow an alarm, then the set up the tabernacle against they came. camps that lie on the east parts shall go 22' And the standard of the camp of forward.

the children of Ephraim set forward ac6 When ye blow an alarm the second cording to their armies : and over his time, then the camps that lie on the south host was Elishama the son of Ammihud. side shall take their journey : they shall 23 And over the host of the tribe of blow an alarm for their journeys.

the children of Manasseh was Gamaliel 7 But when the congregation is to be the son of Pedahzur. gathered together, ye shall blow, but ye 24 And over the host of the tribe of shall not sound an alarm.

the children of Benjamin was Abidan the 8 And the sons of Aaron, the priests, \ son of Gideoni. shall blow with the trumpets; and they 25 4 And the standard of the camp of shall be to you for an ordinance for ever the children of Dan set forward, which throughout your generations.

was the rere-ward of all the camps 9. And if ye go to war in your land throughout their hosts: and over his host against the enemy that oppresseth you, svas Ahiezer the son of Ammishaddai. then ye shall blow an alarm with the 26 And over the host of the tribe of the trumpets; and ye shall be remembered children of Asher was Pagiel the son of before the LORD your God, and ye shall Ocran. be saved from your enemies,

27 And over the host of the tribe of the 10 Also in the day of your gladness, | children of Naphtali zvas Ahira the son of and in your solemn days, and in the be- | Enan. ginnings of your months, ye shall blow 28 Thus were the journeyings of the with the trumpets over your burnt-offer- children of Israel according to their arings, and over the sacrifices of your peace- | mies, when they set forward. offerings; that they may be to you for a 29 s And Moses said unto Hobab, the memorial before your God : I am the son of Raguel the Midianite, Moses' faLORD your God.

ther-in-law, We are journeying unto the 11 And it came to pass on the twen- place of which the Lord said, I will give tieth day of the second month, in the sec- it you: come thou with us, and we will ond year, that the cloud was taken up | do thee good : for the LORD hath spoken from off the tabernacle of the testimony. good concerning Israel.

12 And the children of Israel took their 30 And he said unto him, I will not journeys out of the wilderness of Sinai; | go; but I will depart to mine own land, and the cloud rested in the wilderness of and to my kindred. Paran.

31 And he said, Leave us not, I pray 13 And they first took their journey thee; forasmuch as thou knowest how we according to the commandment of the are to encamp in the wilderness, and thou LORD by the hand of Moses.

mayest be to us instcad of eyes. 14 In the first place went the stand- 32 And it shall be, if thou go with us, ard of the camp of the children of Ju- || yea, it shall be, that what goodness the dah according to their armies : and over LORD shall do unto us, the same will we his host was Nahshon the son of Am- | do unto thee. minadab.

33 | And they departed from the mount 15 And over the host of the tribe of the of the LORD three days journey: and the children of Issachar was Nethaneel the ark of the covenant of the Lord went beson of Zuar.

fore them in the three days journey, to 16 And over the host of the tribe of the search out a resting-place for them. children of Zebulun was Eliab the son 34 And the cloud of the LORD was of Helon.

upon them by day, when they went out 17 And the tabernacle was taken down; of the camp. and the sons of Gershon and the sons 35 And it came to pass, when the ark of Merari set forward, bearing the tab- set forward, that Moses said, Rise

up, ernacle.

LORD, and let thine enemies be scattered;


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The seventy elders. 131 and let diem that hate thee flee before 16 | And the LORD said unto Moses, thee.

Gather unto me seventy men of the el36 And when it rested, he said, Re- ders of Israel, whom thou knowest to be turn, O LORD, unto the many thousands the elders of the people, and officers over of Israel

them; and bring them unto the tabernaCHAP. XI.

cle of the congregation, that they may 4 Manna loathed. 16 The seventy cl- stand there with thee. ders. 31 Quails given.

17 And I will come down and talk ND when the people complained, it with thee there : and I will take of the heard it : and his anger was kindled; and upon them; and they shall bear the burthe fire of the LORD burnt among them, den of the people with thee, that thou and consumed them that were in the ut- bear it not thyself alone. termost parts of the camp:

18 And say thou unto the people, sanc2 And the people cried unto Moses ; | tify yourselves against to-morrow, and ye and when Moses prayed unto the LORD, shall eat flesh: for ye have wept in the the fire was quenched.

ears of the LORD, saying, Who shall give 3 And he called the name of the place | us flesh to eat? for it was well with us in Taberah : because the fire of the LORD Egypt: therefore the LORD will give you burnt among them.

flesh, and ye shall eat. 4 $ And the mixed multitude that was 19 Ye shall not eat one day, nor two among them fell a lusting: and the chil- 1 days, nor five days, neither ten days, nor dren of Israel also wept again, and said, twenty days ; Who shall give us flesh to eat?

20 But even a whole month, until it 5 We remember the fish which we did come out at your nostrils, and it be loatheat in Egypt freely; the cucumbers, and some unto you: because that ye have dethe melons, and the leeks, and the onions, I spised the LORD which is among you, and and the garlick:

have wept before him, saying, Why came 6 But now our soul is dried away ; we forth out of Egypt? there is nothing at all, beside this manna,

21 And Moses said, The people among before our eyes

whom Iam, are six hundred thousand foot7 And the manna was as coriander- men; and thou hast said, I will give them seed, and the colour thereof as the colour fiesh, that they may eat a whole month. of bdelliumn.

22 Shall the flocks and the herds be 8 And the people went about, and gath- slain for them, to suffice them? or shall ered it, and ground it in mills, or beat it all the fish of the sea be gathered together in a mortar, and baked it in pans, and for them, to suffice them? made cakes of it: and the taste of it was 23 And the LORD said unto Moses, Is as the taste of fresh oil.

the Lord's hand waxed short? thou shalt 9 And when the dew fell upon the see now whether my word shall come to camp in the night, the manna feil upon it. pass unto thee, or not.

10 ? Then Moses heard the people 24 ( And Moses went out, and told weep throughout their families, every man the people the words of the LORD, and in the door of his tent; and the anger of gathered the seventy men of the elders the LORD was kindled greatly ; Moses of the people, and set them round about also was displeased.

the tabernacle. 11 And Moses said unto the LORD, 25 And the LORD came down in a cloud, Wherefore hast thou afflicted thy servant and spake unto him, and took of the spirit and wherefore have I not found favour in that was upon him, and gave it unto the thy sight, that thou layest the burden of seventy elders: and it came to pass, that all this pecple upon me?

when the spirit rested upon them; they 12 Have I conceived all this people ? || prophesied, and did not cease. hare I begotten them, that thou shouldest 26 But there remained two of the men say unto me, Carry them in thy bosom, in the camp, the name of the one was as a nursing-father beareth the sucking Eldad, and the name of the other Mechild, unto the land which thou swarest dad : and the spirit rested upon them, unto their fathers ?

and they were of them that were written, 13 Whence should I have flesh to give but went not out unto the tabernacle : unto all this people for they weep unto and they prophesied in the camp. me, saying, Give us flesh, that we may eat. 27 And there ran a young man, and

14 I am not able to bear all this people told Moses, and said, Eldad and Medad alone, because it is too heavy for me. do prophesy in the camp.

15 And if thou deal thus with me, kill 28 And Joshuatheson of Nun, the servant me, I pray thee, out of hand, if I have of Moses, one of his young men, answered iound favour in thy sight; and let me not and said, My lord Moses, forbid them. See my wretchedness,

29 And Moses said unto him, Enviest

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132 Miriam's and Aaron's sedition. NUMBERS.

Miriam's leprosyj. thou for my sake? would God that all the 10 And the cloud departed from off the Lord's people were prophets, and that tabernacle ; and behold, Miriam became the LORD would put his spirit upon them. leprous, white as snow : and Aaron

30 And Moses gat him into the camp, looked upon Miriam, and behold, she was he and the elders of Israel.

leprous. 31 | And there went forth a wind from 11 And Aaron said unto Moses, Alas. the Lord, and brought quails from the my lord, I beseech thee, lay not the sin sea, and let them fall by the camp, as it | upon us, wherein we have donc foolishly, were a days journey on this side, and as and wherein we have sinned. it were a days journey on the other side, 12 Let her not be as one dead, of whom round about the camp, and as it were two the flesh is half consumed when he comcubits high upon the face of the earth. eth out of his mother's womb.

32 And the people stood up all that day, 13 And Moses cried unto the LORD, sayand all that night, and all the next day, || ing; Heal her now, O God, I beseech thee. and they gathered the quails : he that 14 | And the LORD said unto Moses, gathered least gathered ten homers : and | If her father hadbut spit in her face, should they spread them all abroad for themselves she not be ashamed seven days ? let her be round about the camp.

shut out from the camp seven days, and 33 And while the flesh was yet between after that let her be received in again. their teeth, ere it was chewed, the wrath 15 And Miriam was shut out from tlie of the LORD was kindled against the peo- camp seven days: and the people journeyple, and the LORD smote the people with ed not till Miriam was brought in again, a very great plague.

16 And afterward the people removed 34 And he called the name of that place from Hazeroth, and pitched in the wilKibroth-hattaavah : because there they derness of Paran. buried the people that lusted.

CHAP. XIII. 35 And the people journeyed from Ki- | 1 The names, 17 instructions, 21 and broth-hattaavah unto Hazeroth : and a

acts of the spies. bode at Hazeroth.

AND the Lord spake unto Moses, CHAP. XII. 1 Miriam's and Aaron's sedition. 10 2 Send thou men, that they may search

Miriam's leprosy, 14 is healed. the land of Canaan, which I give unto the

ND Miriam and Aaron spake against children of Israel: of every tribe of their woman whom he had married: for he ruler among them. had married an Ethiopian woman..

3 And Moses by the commandment of 2 And they said, Hath the LORD indeed the Lord sent them from the wilderness spoken only by Moses? hath he not spok- of Paran: all those men were heads of the en also by us? And the Lord heard it. children of Israel.

3 (Now the man Moses was very meek, 4 And these were their names: of the above all the men which were upon the tribe of Reuben, Shammua, the son of face of the earth.)

Zaccur. 4 And the LORD spake suddenly unto 5 Of the tribe of Simeon, Shaphat the Moses, and unto Aaron, and unto Miri- son of Hori. am, Come out ye three unto the taberna- 6 Of the tribe of Judah, Caleb the son cle of the congregation. And they three of Jephunneh.

7 Of the tribe of Issachar, Igal the son 5 And the Lord came down in the pil- || of Joseph. lar of the cloud, and stool in the door of 8 Of the tribe of Ephraim, Oshea the the tabernacle, and called Aaron and Mir

son of Nun. iam : and they both came forth.

9 Of the tribe of Benjamin, Palti the 6 And he said, Hear now my words : son of Raphu. If there be a prophet among you, I the 10 Of the tribe of Zebulun, Gaddiel Lord will make myself known unto him the son of Sodi. in a vision, and will speak unto him in a 11 Of the tribe of Joseph, namely, of the dream.

tribe of Manasseh, Gaddi the son of Susi. 7 My servant Moses is not so, who is 12 Of the tribe of Dan, Ammiel the faithful in all mine house.

son of Gemalli. 8 With him will I speak mouth to 13 Of the tribe of Asher, Sethur the mouth, even apparently, and not in dark son of Michael. speeches; and the similitude of the LORD 14 Of the tribe of Naphtali, Nahbi the shall he behold: wherefore then were ye son of Vophsi. not afraid to speak against my servant 15 Of the tribe of Gad, Geuel the son Moses?

of Machi. 9 And the anger of the Lord was kin- 16 These are the names of the men elled against them; and he departed. which Moses sent to spy out the land.


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